Liverpool's fastest players ever as Jurgen Klopp closes in on Roma speedster Mohamed Salah

Alex Rea 19/06/2017

Liverpool are close to tying up a deal with Roma for Mohamed Salah as the 25-year-old waits for the go-ahead to undergo a medical.

The two clubs have been locked in negotiations for the past month after the Serie A side initially knocked back a £28million offer from the Anfield outfit.

However, the transfer has progressed in the last 48 hours with a £35million fee, inclusive of add-ons, close to being finalised with Salah having already agreed personal terms.

It means that the Reds will add much-needed speed into a system reliant on pace but depleted of it without Sadio Mane in the side.

In Salah, the 25-year-old's acceleration is one of his best assets and Roma have utilised his speed on counter-attacks, and crucially for Liverpool, in helping out from a defensive standpoint.

But how does the Egypt international rank against other speedsters to have donned the red of Liverppol?

Above is a gallery of some of the fastest players to have graced the Anfield turf in recent years.

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Will Gerard Deulofeu be faster than Neymar if he returns to Barcelona?

Sport360 staff 19/06/2017

Barcelona look set to resign Gerard Deulofeu from Everton this summer for a fee of £10.5 million.

The 23-year-old - who was sent out on loan to AC Milan during the second half of last season - impressed with four goals and three assists in 17 appearances at the San Siro.

The Spaniard is known for his remarkable skill and speed, but will he be the fastest player if he returns to the Camp Nou?

In this gallery above, Marca catalogued Barca's fastest players during the 2016-17 season. Share with us your thoughts by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.  

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Rumours: Man United to pay £175m plus David De Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo while Barca set to re-sign Deulofeu

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With the transfer window set to open next month, the frenetic nature of speculation has already begun.

Rumours are starting to gather pace and we take a look at the latest stories doing the rounds in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?

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CRISTIANO RONALDO

According to the Daily Mirror, Man United are planning to offer £175million plus David De Gea to re-sign Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portugal skipper has made clear his intentions to leave Spain this summer while De Gea has been persistently linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

RATING: 1/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Of all the Ronaldo rumours floating around there this has to be one of the most absurd. United have been strongly linked with signing Real forward Alvaro Morata and if the Spain international was included in this deal then perhaps it makes sense.

But this package for a 32-year-old seems outlandish even by United’s standards. Besides the point, when did the last proposed swap deal of this magnitude become a reality? They never happen!

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THOMAS LEMAR

The Monaco man is in high demand with four leading European clubs in the race to secure his services, according to Telefoot.

Tottenham and Arsenal are known admirers while Liverpool and Serie A champions Juventus are also said to be weighing up a summer bid for the 21-year-old.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: The Frenchman’s agent is apparently due to talk with Spurs and Arsenal this week as a £30million deal will reportedly be enough to persuade the Principality side to part with another key talent.

Juventus are noted with an interest because they will turn their attentions to Lemar should they fail to sign Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich while Jurgen Klopp is known to in the market for a pacey winger this summer.

Thomas Lemar

GERARD DEULOFEU

Barcelona will exercise their buy-back option to re-sign their former winger from Everton.

The Liverpool Echo report a fee of £10.5million with sources in Spain indicating new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde will move Lionel Messi into midfield to accommodate Deulofeu.

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SPORT360 VERDICT: Deulofeu spent the majority of last season on loan at AC Milan were he recovered to show some of his best form having found first-team opportunities at Goodison Park limited.

His pace, movement and trickery on the left wing has no doubt caught the attention of Valverde and given Ronald Koeman was happy to leave him out of his plans last season, Everton will likely be happy to take the cash.

Just don’t be so sure on the reports of Messi being moved to shoehorn him into the starting XI.

Gerard Deulofeu

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